By Ndey Sowe
The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) on Monday donated sanitary materials worth seven million dalasi to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) and AMANA.
According to NAWEC, the gesture was part of their corporate social responsibility to plough back some of its business funds to the community and also help Government in its bid to get rid of Covid-19.
The handing over ceremony, held at the NAWEC’ headquarters in Kanifing, took place on 25th January, 2021.
The items included 1, 500 buckets, 30, 000 face masks, Omo 2, 800 boxes, bleach 408 boxes, and hand sanitizer 208 boxes.
Nani Juwara, Managing Director NAWEC, said the items were procured under the World Bank Covid-19 support to NAWEC.
“This is part of the sanitary component of the project which is going to provide water facilities for NAWEC which includes drilling some additional boreholes and upgrading and rehabilitation of some of our water facilities,” he said.
Director Jawara said Covid-19 is real and thus, he said health is everybody’s business and NAWEC will not be an exception. He said the deadly virus is not a political decease.
He added they were contributing their quota in the fight against COVID 19 and complimenting MOBSE’s efforts on that front.
Jawara therefore urged the beneficiaries to immediately use the materials for the purpose they are intended for. He promised that his institution will continue its collaboration and support in other forms.
Adama Gimba Jobe, Deputy Permanent Secretary at MoBSE applauded NAWEC for the laudable gesture.
“As a sector we are grateful and thank everybody who is part of the NAWEC family,” he said.
He asked people not to be complacent, but to abide by all preventive measures outlined by health experts on Covid-19. He said the gesture was timely.
“There is rumour that a second wave of the virus is coming and the development of the country, 85% lies in the hands of NAWEC,” he said.
Omar Jammeh, Spokesperson for AMANA, said prevention is better than cure and to prevent people from deceases cannot be over emphasize.
Jammeh assured NAWEC that his institution will immediately put the materials into good use.